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Laptop powers on and frequently there is no display. No option to select safe mode.

When I power on the laptop the power adaptor and CPU lights are on. The fan is running but there appears to be no CPU action taking place. There is nothing on the display not even a brand flash so there appears to be no way I can select safe mode. I can switch the laptop off (FN key and power button)multiple times and eventually the unit will power up and runs like a dream. I thought it may have been the CPU battery but I have left it running for several hours. Date and time are always correct. As soon as I close down the same problem occurs. I also tried using an external monitor only to find it responds the same way. It either works (rarely) or it doesn't. The laptop is never connected to the network or internet and has nothing new installed in the last 4 years. Could it still be theMB battery? Any ideas would be gratefully received. Thank you

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Re: Laptop powers on and frequently there is no display....

Check in the notebook power manager settings so that when you power off the laptop it does actually go off and not hibernate, and keep HDD powered on at all times and not set at power down after so many minutes. There must be a power setting problem, so if you do get it going, check the settings.

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When i crack open the laptop (dell d630)there is a display, however when i open more than approx 1 inch the display goes black. Hard drive is running. My power adaptor also seems to have failed just prior...

start your computer and then press and hold F8 keys until you get Advanced Options menu screen.Use the arrow key to highlight Safe Mode, and then press Enter, your computer will boot automatically to safe mode.
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Acer one with windows 7 ultimate fall into sleep mode

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My Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop screen suddenly went black when I was using the laptop.It went completely dead. I have tried connection the adapter to a different power outlet, disconnected and reconnected...

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Follow the below steps it would fix your issue.

Method 1: First you need to try safe mode and check if you are able to boot to the desktop.
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Method 2:
If you are able to boot into safe mode then in order to troubleshoot this issue further, you may unplug all the external devices except keyboard and mouse and check if you are able to boot to the desktop.

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remove the battery and remove the power adaptor ... press and hold the power button in the ON position and count to 20.

attach the AC adaptor only and press the power button ...this should fix the issue ... then re connect the battery.

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Fn + F5 keys

Display modes
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display mode options.
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Built-in display panel only, Built-in display panel and
external monitor simultaneously, External monitor only.
Fn + This hot key cycles through the power-on display options.
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❖ Built-in display panel and external
monitor simultaneously
❖ External monitor only
❖ Built-in display panel and external
video device simultaneously
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